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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-20-17

  Time for God — Fr. Jacques Philippe’s classic on mental prayer – featured on SpiritualDirection.com – What is the highest priority of prayer? Find out when Nancy Ward reviews Father Jacques Philippe’s classic book on mental prayer Time for … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-6-17

A reason, a season, a lifetime – featured on NewEvangelizers.com – People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. What new and old relationships need a special place in your life this season? CatholicMom: True … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 12-30-16

Thank you for making 2016 an impressive year! – Thank you to authors, subscribers, prayer warriors and readers for an impressive year of 227 posts on joyalive.net and five other sites. ‘3 for 2’ Special extended to 1/31/17 – Buy … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Rejoice in the Lord always!

Isaiah 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Our joy increases as we draw close to Jesus. We are like fish to water. Alleluia! In these days before Christmas, we hear a lot of Christmas carols. Many … Continue reading

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Ten counter punches to spiritual attacks

When you set out to go to Mass, help a friend or have a quiet prayer time – what happens? Your children balk, you get into a heated discussion with your spouse, your phone and doorbell ring at the same … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus’ encouragement brings us the joy of heaven

2 Mac 7:1-2, 9-14; Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 Thessalonians 2:16–3:5; Luke 20:27, 34-38 Jesus, we pray that you pour upon us and our nation your mercy and great wisdom as we elect our next president and legislators. Guide … Continue reading

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